Microchip announced the launch of COTS-based aerospace-grade radiation-resistant power converters

As people rely more and more on communication and meteorological satellites, the scope and mission of space research are also expanding, and new technologies are needed to help accelerate the design and production of space systems. Microchip Technology Inc. today announced the expansion of the SA50-120 power converter series product lineup, the introduction of nine new products based on commercial-grade off-the-shelf technology (COTS), to provide developers with aerospace-grade power converters and help Minimize risks and development costs.

Microchip announced the launch of COTS-based aerospace-grade radiation-resistant power converters

Microchip’s SA50-120 radiation-resistant DC-DC power converter is currently the only standard non-hybrid aerospace-grade DC-DC power converter on the market. It adopts a surface mount component structure and can be flexibly customized according to specific applications and requirements. The SA50-120 series meets the standards of Mil-Std-461, Mil-Std-883 and Mil-Std-202, enabling designers to start with mature COTS technology to rapidly expand the scale of development, reduce risks, and shorten development time.

SA50-120 power converter uses 120V input and provides up to 56W output in low-end small solutions. These electromagnetic interference (EMI) compatible and anti-radiation designs with single and triple outputs are ideal choices for space stations and ORION planning platforms. The newly-launched power converter adopts a switching regulator and a single-ended forward converter topology controlled by peak current mode, which has inherent single-event immunity. SA50-120 has a mean time between failures (MTBF) of 8 million hours and an efficiency of up to 87%, which is the highest among all standard 120V input aerospace-grade DC-DC power converters, which can maximize system performance and reliability. The new product meets the requirements of 100 krad (Si) total ionization dose (TID) and single event effect (SEE) greater than 80 MeV cm2/mg, and provides synchronization, transistor-transistor logic (TTL) on/off command signals and various Protective function. The single output version also provides remote sensing, output voltage adjustment and parallel functions.

Leon Gross, Vice President of Microchip’s Discrete Products Division, said: “Microchip has been an aerospace technology partner for 30 years and has successfully participated in more than 50 projects and platforms. We will continue to invest in the development of key technologies required for aerospace systems.”

Microchip’s DC-DC power converter technology and ISO 9000 and AS9100 certified production facilities provide high-quality devices and flexible manufacturing options.

While launching new products based on COTS technology, Microchip is also cooperating with system manufacturers and integrators for aging management to support customers in their efforts to reduce redesign work and extend the life cycle, thereby reducing overall system costs.

This DC-DC power converter complements Microchip’s extensive space product portfolio, including radiation-resistant and radiation-resistant field programmable gate arrays (FPGA), single-chip microcomputers (MCU), microprocessors (MPU), sequential products, semiconductors and Point-of-load regulators, as well as high-reliability electromechanical, mission-critical and aerospace-grade relays, provide designers with overall system solutions for various applications.

development tools

Microchip provides end-to-end design support to accelerate time to market, including analysis, qualification, and production. Designers can obtain a large number of analysis and appraisal reports according to their needs. At the same time, Microchip also provides engineering development units.

Availability and pricing

Microchip’s SA50-120S device provides 3.3V, 5V, 12V, 15V and 28V output. SA50-120T device provides 3.3V or 5V main output and 12V or 15V auxiliary output. These anti-radiation devices are now mass-produced and limited samples are available for trial. For more information, please contact Microchip sales representatives, authorized global distributors or visit Microchip’s website.

About Microchip Technology Inc.

Microchip Technology Inc. is a leading supplier of embedded control solutions dedicated to intelligence, interconnection and security. Its easy-to-use development tools and rich product portfolio allow customers to create optimal designs, thereby reducing risk while reducing total system costs and shortening time to market. Microchip’s solutions serve more than 120,000 customers in the industrial, automotive, consumer, aerospace and defense, communications, and computing markets. Microchip is headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, USA and provides excellent technical support, reliable product delivery and excellent quality.

As people rely more and more on communication and meteorological satellites, the scope and mission of space research are also expanding, and new technologies are needed to help accelerate the design and production of space systems. Microchip Technology Inc. today announced the expansion of the SA50-120 power converter series product lineup, the introduction of nine new products based on commercial-grade off-the-shelf technology (COTS), to provide developers with aerospace-grade power converters and help Minimize risks and development costs.

Microchip announced the launch of COTS-based aerospace-grade radiation-resistant power converters

Microchip’s SA50-120 radiation-resistant DC-DC power converter is currently the only standard non-hybrid aerospace-grade DC-DC power converter on the market. It adopts a surface mount component structure and can be flexibly customized according to specific applications and requirements. The SA50-120 series meets the standards of Mil-Std-461, Mil-Std-883 and Mil-Std-202, enabling designers to start with mature COTS technology to rapidly expand the scale of development, reduce risks, and shorten development time.

SA50-120 power converter uses 120V input and provides up to 56W output in low-end small solutions. These electromagnetic interference (EMI) compatible and anti-radiation designs with single and triple outputs are ideal choices for space stations and ORION planning platforms. The newly-launched power converter adopts a switching regulator and a single-ended forward converter topology controlled by peak current mode, which has inherent single-event immunity. SA50-120 has a mean time between failures (MTBF) of 8 million hours and an efficiency of up to 87%, which is the highest among all standard 120V input aerospace-grade DC-DC power converters, which can maximize system performance and reliability. The new product meets the requirements of 100 krad (Si) total ionization dose (TID) and single event effect (SEE) greater than 80 MeV cm2/mg, and provides synchronization, transistor-transistor logic (TTL) on/off command signals and various Protective function. The single output version also provides remote sensing, output voltage adjustment and parallel functions.

Leon Gross, Vice President of Microchip’s Discrete Products Division, said: “Microchip has been an aerospace technology partner for 30 years and has successfully participated in more than 50 projects and platforms. We will continue to invest in the development of key technologies required for aerospace systems.”

Microchip’s DC-DC power converter technology and ISO 9000 and AS9100 certified production facilities provide high-quality devices and flexible manufacturing options.

While launching new products based on COTS technology, Microchip is also cooperating with system manufacturers and integrators for aging management to support customers in their efforts to reduce redesign work and extend the life cycle, thereby reducing overall system costs.

This DC-DC power converter complements Microchip’s extensive space product portfolio, including radiation-resistant and radiation-resistant field programmable gate arrays (FPGA), single-chip microcomputers (MCU), microprocessors (MPU), sequential products, semiconductors and Point-of-load regulators, as well as high-reliability electromechanical, mission-critical and aerospace-grade relays, provide designers with overall system solutions for various applications.

development tools

Microchip provides end-to-end design support to accelerate time to market, including analysis, qualification, and production. Designers can obtain a large number of analysis and appraisal reports according to their needs. At the same time, Microchip also provides engineering development units.

Availability and pricing

Microchip’s SA50-120S device provides 3.3V, 5V, 12V, 15V and 28V output. SA50-120T device provides 3.3V or 5V main output and 12V or 15V auxiliary output. These anti-radiation devices are now mass-produced and limited samples are available for trial. For more information, please contact Microchip sales representatives, authorized global distributors or visit Microchip’s website.

About Microchip Technology Inc.

Microchip Technology Inc. is a leading supplier of embedded control solutions dedicated to intelligence, interconnection and security. Its easy-to-use development tools and rich product portfolio allow customers to create optimal designs, thereby reducing risk while reducing total system costs and shortening time to market. Microchip’s solutions serve more than 120,000 customers in the industrial, automotive, consumer, aerospace and defense, communications, and computing markets. Microchip is headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, USA and provides excellent technical support, reliable product delivery and excellent quality.

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